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  • North Korea Raises Fears with Successful Rocket Launch

    North Korea Raises Fears with Successful Rocket Launch
    HONG KONG -- Eight months ago, the international community stifled a snigger when North Korea's hyped rocket launch ended with a fizzle. At the time, Pyongyang surprised just about everyone by actually admitting its failure, a departure from previous...
  • North Korea's missile antics

    Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...
  • 10 things you might not know about North Korea

    10 things you might not know about North Korea
    North Korea is an international pariah, a bandit state, the "Hermit Kingdom." It's also a net exporter of news: North Korea announced Friday that it had detained an American citizen for "hostile acts against the republic." And a rocket launch this month...
  • North Korea's 'red lines'

    North Korea's 'red lines'
    Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...
  • Chinese News Site Duped by Onion's Kim Jong-un 'Sexiest Man Alive' Article

    Chinese News Site Duped by Onion's Kim Jong-un 'Sexiest Man Alive' Article
    Chinese Communist Party news site The People's Daily made news as the Onion's latest victim after running an article naming Kim Jong-un the "Sexiest Man Alive." Paired with a 55-photo gallery of the North Korean leader, the article reads: U.S. website...
  • North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

    A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday. The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
  • Dennis Rodman's North Korea visit puts spotlight on jailed American

    Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to visit communist leader Kim Jong Un, spurring hopes that a jailed American tour operator might be freed as a gesture of friendship between the two eccentrics. Rodman, on his...
  • Syria: Where is the outrage?

    More than 1,400 people dead, 400 of them children, from rocket attacks spreading a chemical agent, most likely sarin, on civilians living outside Damascus. Those gruesome deaths ought to be the focus of U.S. and world attention — people suffering,...
  • Dennis Rodman or Kim Jong Un: Who gains from basketball diplomacy?

    Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league. The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily...
  • Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

    WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
  • N. Korea's Kim hosts Dennis Rodman; no word on jailed evangelist

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was a dinner guest of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, the reclusive nation's state-run news agency reported. But there was no immediate indication whether the flamboyant sportsman had made a plea for Pyongyang to...